The following post by Tu Jia Ye Fu (土家野夫), a writer with more than 210,000 followers, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 11:31am Hong Kong time today, May 23, 2012. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].
I’d like to find the time to go to the doors of the North Korean Embassy in Beijing and protest. Ha! I’m not sure whether there are any patriots who would like to go along . . .
Tu Jia Ye Fu’s post refers to news earlier this week that Chinese fishermen were released from captivity after being held by two weeks by North Korean soldiers, who they say forced them to sign declarations saying they had been fishing in North Korean waters. The news has angered many Chinese, and has exposed rifts in relations between the two neighbors.
Tu Jia Ye Fu’s original Chinese post follows:
Responding to Tu Jia Ye Fu’s post with a comment also deleted from Sina Weibo, another user wrote: “If you go yourself, you’ll become a patriotic warrior, right? I encourage you to go.”
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